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The Guitar World Loses A Giant
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The times, they are a changing
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Why inside the note?

The Guitar World Loses A Giant

In today’s highly connected world, I am often taken aback when the passing of a giant in an industry receives very little notice. 2017 has been a very tough year as we have lost some extremely influential people in the music business. We lost another last week with the passing of legendary guitar builder Bill Collings. Bill’s passing didn’t make the national evening news, but there is no doubt about his importance within the musical instrument industry. His influence and his instruments can be found around the world, played by some of the world’s greatest musicians, regardless of genre. From his[…]

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The times, they are a changing

I know change is good, but really, why can’t things stay the same? I’m kind of half way serious about that question. As a fully functioning adult I know that while change can often be uncomfortable, it is often a good thing. It helps us grow, expand our experiences and become more than what we were. It is also inevitable. We all change or we… How does this connect with guitars and music? Johnny Winter’s recent passing caused me to pause for a moment and consider the state of guitar playing today and what the future will look like. Certainly[…]

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Why inside the note?

Why inside the note? It’s a question I’ve asked myself numerous times before actually putting this site together. It basically comes down to the fact that guitars and music have been a major part of my life for 50 years and I love talking and writing about them. From watching The Beatles live on the Ed Sullivan Show, to launching my own line of custom built guitars in 2010, to playing my ’59 Les Paul reissue earlier today, guitars and the music I make with them are always with me. I grew up in Dallas, TX, where I attended Thomas Jefferson[…]

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